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NAID Accreditation “Title” Becomes Registered Trademark

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Certified Secure Destruction Specialist® and its acronym CSDS® are now both federally registered trademarks of NAID.

According to NAID CEO Bob Johnson, “Obtaining legal protection for the use of the Association’s trademarks is increasingly important as NAID becomes a more significant force in the marketplace. From a marketing perspective, federal recognition of our rights to these trademarks enhances credibility with consumers.”

Testing for the new professional accreditation, demonstrating a high degree of competence on a wide ranging “body of knowledge” related to the secure destruction industry, will be offered in 2011.  Over the coming months, NAID will release educational materials which industry participants can use to prepare for the test through self study.  For those who seek more guidance, there will also be a series of CSDS® Training Opportunities(see CSDS EDUCATION RESOURCES RELEASED THURSDAY below).

NAID®, National Association for Information Destruction®, the NAID logo and the NAID Certification logo are also federally registered trademarks.